Description from owner
Description from owner
1 Full bath, 1 Shower
Villa Givera is surely the place you are looking for your dreamy getaway to Crete Island. It’s really your home away from home and let’s discover together why this is so!
Villa Givera is truly an exceptional property nestled in a peaceful hillside location only 5km far from Rethymnon, the town of beautiful sunsets. This lovely property offers privacy, peace of mind and complete relaxation thanks to its privileged location and the overwhelming and unobstructed views to the clear blue sky, the Cretan countryside with the olive groves and the inviting Aegean Sea. The villa boasts a spacious, well appointed interior (130sqm) with wooden ceiling and stone tile details, and can comfortably accommodate up to 6 persons in its 3 airy and sunny bedrooms. The big spaces, the classy decor, the large terrace with its lovely sunsets, the stunning swimming pool along with the beautiful gardens and the BBQ facilities will give your vacation a special touch of comfort and wellness. Additionally, Villa Givera is located only 2.5km far from the highway which connects the whole island. Thus, it's a crossroad between the two biggest towns of Crete, Heraklion and Chania and it's the perfect starting point for visiting every corner of the island.
The villa features a 1000 sqm outdoor space with a large tile paved veranda and an even larger pool deck with a private, eco friendly swimming pool (9m long & 1.40m deep). The spectacular views and the breathtaking sunsets will enchant you each day and evening, assuring you a memorable stay. The family size wooden table of the veranda invites you to enjoy your Cretan meals, while the lounge furniture is ideal for a night drink by the pool. At the stone-built BBQ facilities with the extra sink and fridge you can experience homemade al fresco lunches. Additionally, there is a lot of space covered with grass, ornamental trees, rose bushes, geraniums and aromatic plants, whilst the stone paved path leading to the entrance of the villa is the perfect place to safely park your car.
The villa is a one-storey building with a stylishly furnished open-plan living room and a large fully equipped kitchen with a dining table for 4. The spacious sitting area features one triple and one double sofa, an armchair, a dining table for 6, a fireplace, and two double windows opening onto the veranda and the swimming pool. A long corridor connects the living room with the bedrooms and bathrooms. The villa disposes of three bedrooms (1 double and 2 twins) with great views to the garden and pool, and two bathrooms: one with bathtub and another with shower cabin. The house is equipped with a/c in all bedrooms and living room, washing machine, dishwasher, free satellite WiFi, flat screen TV, DVD player, hairdryer, safe box, iron/iron board, first aid kit and all necessary items and appliances for a comfortable stay.
- Bath and pool towels, bed linen, bed covers, blankets and extra pillows are provided
- Housekeeping every 3 - 4 days. Pool and garden attendance twice a week.
- Baby travel cot & high chair provided upon request.
- Any other service: airport transfer, car hire, private excursions, daily housekeeping, starter grocery shopping, etc. can be offered upon request.
- Entertainment and storytelling services to small children from 1 year old including Improvisation, theatrics, music, games, etc. Stories are narrated in Greek and English by a professional story teller and it’s a great opportunity for an early contact with foreign languages and cultures through amusing and educational activities.
Givera Villas (Villa Givera and Villa Metochi) is a family business launched by Mr. George Kazilas who wanted to put his own spin on the promotion of Cretan hospitality and top-notch accommodation and service. In 2006 he raised two lovely, private villas with personal commitment and care in order to preserve the Cretan heritage and offer visitors the opportunity to explore the beauties of this land, enjoy the landscape and experience the Cretan way of life. The longtime know-how of Kazilas Family is a guarantee of high quality vacations and a travelling experience you rarely get as a mass tourist. Villa Givera and Villa Metochi stand in two different locations, but they are both just a few-minute drive from the town of Rethymnon.
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Book this 3 bedroom villa in Rethymnon today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 14 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1634 to as high as $1952, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Dec 19, 2018.
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About the owner
About the owner
Tourist License: 1041K91002959201
- Response rate:
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Dec 2018
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
- Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Rethymno Attractions
- Air conditioning
- Central heating
- Hair dryer
- Housekeeping Included
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
Pool / Spa
- Private outdoor pool (unheated)
- High chair
- Mountain Views
- Sea view
- Secure parking
- CD player
- DVD player
- Satellite TV
- Video player
- Balcony or terrace
- Shared garden
- Smoking not allowed
- 1 Full bath
- 1 Shower
– based on 14 reviews
- Very Good
“Privileged area, unforgettable stay”
This is the first time we book a villa for our holidays and we are convinced that this is the best way to enjoy your stay keeping yourself far from the tourist crowds. This is the best way to have privacy, enjoy a peaceful stay and explore on your own the beauties of the place you are visiting. Rethimno was an ideal destination for us because it is equally far from the two biggest towns-airports of Crete (Heraklion and Chania) and since it's in the middle, you can easily explore the whole island and mostly the attractions of South Rethimno and Chania area. In addition, Rethimno is the only town in Crete which has its own beach. It's a beautiful, sandy, 3km long and well organized beach which is a perfect nearby destination especially if the previous day you crossed the Samaria Gorge and you are completely tired for going somewhere further! Villa Givera has completely satisfied all our needs and expectations: privacy, peacefulness, relaxation, cleanliness, comfortability, luxury, hospitality, excellent service, fabulous sunsets, wonderful views, stunning swimming pool, close to everything. This villa has everything you may need, it is so tasteful and neatly organized indoor and outdoor and it is a located on an advantageous spot that it makes you feel so lucky and privileged. In close distance (about 3km away) you can find everything: supermarket, bakery, pharmacy, butcher's shop and a very nice taverna with local dishes and fast service. To sum up, this villa completed the puzzle of a perfect planned holiday and we completely recommend it to everyone. We will come back for sure!
Response from the owner Thank you for your nice review! We are happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay!
“Wonderful week at Villa Givera!”
My family and I spent a week at Villa Givera and the only negative point is that we didn't book for more days...! All of us were amazed by the beauty of the villa and the wonderful unremitting views and sunsets. Our kids were spending hours in the swimming pool and us we were sitting at the veranda watching them and reading our books or enjoying a drink. The house is so comfortable and spacious and offers you everything that can make your stay unforgettable. The owner was so kind and received us with fresh fruits, raki and many suggestions about where to go or eat. We followed many of these suggestions and we were not disappointed at all. We visited amazing places and beaches around Rethimno and we had great lunches in local tavernas. The hot spot is the Tavern of Zisis which is near the villa and offers delicious Cretan dishes at very good prices. You can also take away! The area around the villa is very peaceful and full of beautiful olive orchards. The access to Rethimno or other places of touristic interest is very easy. Rethimno is only 3km away and that's why we chose this place instead of other beautiful villas in the mainland. We are absolutely seduced by the place and our great stay and we are already planning to go back soon!
“Brilliant Villa even better than it looked on internet”
We have just returned from our holiday in this superb Villa. Everything was brilliant and even though the sun was shining every day the villa remained cool with its lovely tiling and spacious interior. Marina was very friendly and always willing and available to help if needed. The pool is large and clean and the pool area absolutely superb. We ate outside at all times under the shade of the porch and the view over Rethymnon was amazing. We have stayed in numerous villas in many countries but felt that this villa and its setting was the best. Rethymnon had something for everyone from the quiet little streets of the old town to the lively bars and restaurants in the modern areas. The shops had plenty of choice and the supermarkets (particularly the Inca) were well stocked. We cooked for ourselves most nights and found it easy to buy good food for a fresh and varied menu. Another big bonus was that we could drink the water from the tap. This saved buying endless bottles of water and dragging them back. We would have no hesitation in recommending this Villa to anyone.
“Nice place, very friendly owner”
We have just come back from Crete and we have a really positive energy from our stay at Villa Givera, It feels like home and Crete left us a nice feeling after all. The villa is impressive, with very good location and fabulous views of the sea. We loved sitting at the veranda and enjoying this beautiful view and the complete silence. The property was faultless and had everything you could wish for. We arrived late at the house and we really appreciated the fact that the owner offered us some fresh water, fruits and milk for the kids. She also gave us some info about the area and places to visit. Highly recommended property.
“Wonderful time in a great place”
We had spent a week in this wonderful place, which is conveniently located on the hills above Rethymno. The villa is very well maintained and is very well equipped with all required amenities (and more). We loved every minute.
We absolutely enjoyed our holidays. The house is very well equipped and very clean. We loved every part of the villa as it has a very beautiful decoration. We made a very good choice concerning our destination and our accomodation.